“Don’t forget to fly” Journal Page

We love to explore ideas and inspiration for art journal pages that let us express what we are thinking, feeling or what inspires us.  Today on the blog Crew Member Emma Tildesley shows us how to bring out the beauty of the butterflies in the Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins papers and fun ways to use the Naturally Aged kits.  Don't Forget To Fly

“For this art journal page I wanted to explore the theme of breaking free. I loved the butterflies on the Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins paper, and knew I wanted to incorporate them somehow.  I decided to go with the idea of the butterfly having the strength to break free from the frame it had been held in and fly on its own. I love how the paper is so versatile, and  painting it with Glimmer Mists really made the Butterflies stand out.” – Emma Tildesley


18991 Bare Metal Rusty Metal
I was absolutely dying to play with the Rusty Metal kit and so I thought it would be a fab idea to make a rusty mesh that was holding the butterflies captive. I loved how this turned out, it was so much fun to use the kit and watch the Camel Glam bubble up to create rust.
18991 Naturally Aged Kit Rusty Metal
Gather up your favorite paint colors, papers and create a journal page inspired by Emma’s design.Canvas Corp Brands Supplies

Materials Used:

Tattered Angels High Impact Paints White and Aqua
Tattered Angels Calendar Mist Kit Man Cave – Rich Brown
7gypsies Wooden Stamp – Distressed Words
7gypsies Stamps – Avignon
Tattered Angels Origins Paper – Wings
7gypsies – Wanderlust Mixed Media Pad
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in – Cross My Heart, Aged Brick, Limeade, Jack Frost, Chartreuse
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System – Rusty Metal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint – Silver Diamonds
Canvas Corps Brands – Luggage Tag
Ranger Art Journal
Ranger Archival Ink – Black
Prima 3D Matte Gel
Dusty Attic Chipboard – Cyclone Wire
Tim Holtz Nature Walk Stamp Set
Finnabair Dont Forget to Fly Stamp Set
Finnabair Mechanicals
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Tools Used – Palette Knife – Paint Brush – Water Spray – Craft Knife – Scissors – Heat Gun – Acrylic Block

butterfly art
Check out Emma’s YouTube Video and let her walk you through the process.

Paint each butterfly with your favorite colors – Glimmer Mist is great for creating a watercolor look with a bit of glimmer.

Painted butterfly
Add the sentiment or words that speak to you.  Just a few words can say it all. 

Close Up 3
To see more of Emma’s work visit her blog, follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her YouTube Channel.  
And don’t forget to fly!!! 




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'“Don’t forget to fly” Journal Page' has 1 comment

  1. January 27, 2017 @ 11:52 am Iris

    Very nice, inspirational.


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